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Countdown by Deborah Wiles
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Jul 11, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: intermediate-historical-fiction-nov
Read from July 11 to 18, 2011

Actually, I'm listening to it and I'm thinking that's the way to go with this book. It has so many cool sound-bites that make it seem so real!

This just might be my all-time-favorite audio book! It was wonderful! Frannie is a 5th grade girl living in the midst of the Cuban Missile Crisis in a suburb of D.C. While the book certainly is a kid-friendly history lesson on the early 1960s, it also has a story line dealing with friendships and relationships, both within families and with close friends.

I would love to do this with interested PAT/higher level readers that are interested in historical fiction. There are so many great investigations that kids could explore that would be related to the time period of the book. I would also love to have the kids listen to it, while following along in the book.
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Holly Did you get it at Symmes? I remember Mary Lee Hahn said to listen to it!

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Kim ooohhh, I need to borrow it!

Megan Yep~it came from Symmes. I should be done with it when we get back from Iowa.

Holly Just started this on audio - the sound bytes are amazing! I love the narrator!

Megan Holly wrote: "Just started this on audio - the sound bytes are amazing! I love the narrator!"

You'll love it!

Elaine Neal Also listening to it. Frannie's "voice" seems a perfect match.

Denise-lynne Facenbaker I agree 100%. I'm listening to it now and I just love the sound clips.

Shanna The sound is awesome! I loved listening to it. I'm planning on listening to the next one as well

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Gabrielle Miller I personally am not loving the sound bites. Some of them don't seem to fit in with the narrative, and I find them a little confusing.

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